GSC's Resolution in Opposition to the Elimination of Educational Tax Incentives
GPSC Election Results
President – Arley Ward
Vice President – James DiLoreto
Treasurer – Jonathan Blanchard
Secretary – Caleb Conrad
Law – Jaden Atkins
Graduate School – Rachel Slank, Cameron Nunn, Frederick Clerson
COHEP – Jenn Oramous, Charles Bell
Fulbright – Leah Morse
Engineering – M. Rosario Cervellere
Welcome to the Associated Student Government Graduate Student Congress
2018 Graduate Student Congress Awards
GSC is proud to open nominations for their annual awards. Nominations can be submitted starting Thursday, March 15th. The deadline for any nomination is Sunday, April 1st at 11:59pm. More information regarding awards can be found below.
The nomination form can be accessed here:
Please indicate which award you are nominating for on the form. One nomination per application form. Email completed applications to email@example.com.
Award recipients will be notified one week before the final GSC meeting of the year.
Alex Marino Service Award (Open to any Graduate Student)
Awarded to one Graduate Student that has provided outstanding service to their department, college, the University of Arkansas, or within the broader community within the current academic year.
Research Award (Open to any Graduate Student)
Awarded to one Graduate student engaged in outstanding academic research, regardless of department, that has caused honor to be bestowed upon said individual and graduate programs at the University of Arkansas within the current academic year.
Faculty Ally of the Year Award (Open to any University of Arkansas Faculty Member)
Awarded to one University Faculty Member who has proven through guidance, support, word, or deed to be a steadfast ally to the Graduate Student Congress and Graduate Students in general at the University of Arkansas within the current academic year.
Staff Ally of the Year Award (Open to any University of Arkansas Staff Member)
Awarded to one University of Arkansas staff member who has proven through guidance, support, word, or deed to be a steadfast ally to the Graduate Student Congress and Graduate Students in general at the University of Arkansas within the current academic year.
Administration Ally of the Year Award (Open to any member of Administration at the University of Arkansas)
Awarded to one member of Administration at the University of Arkansas who has proven through guidance, support, word, or deed to be a steadfast ally to the Graduate Student Congress and Graduate Students in general at the University of Arkansas within the current academic year.
Community Ally of the Year Award (Open to any community member from Fayetteville, or Northwest Arkansas)
Awarded to one community member from the broader Fayetteville community who has proven though guidance, support, word or deed to be a steadfast ally to Graduate Students at the University of Arkansas.
Civic Ally of the Year Award (Open to any elected official – city, county, state, or national)
Awarded to one elected official who has proven through guidance, support, word, or deed to be committed to hearing the concerns of Graduate Students, drafting, passing, or enforcing legislation to improve the lives of Graduate Students.
Graduate Student Congress Outreach Award (Open to any Graduate Student Congress Member)
Awarded to one Graduate Student Congress Member who has proven through guidance, support, word, or deed to be exceptionally dedicated to the advancement of causes important to Graduate Students and the reputation of the Graduate Student Congress at the University of Arkansas.
Garret Jeter, Veteran of the Year Award(Open to any graduate or professional veteran)
Awarded to one veteran who has crucial to the graduate community through word, deed, and service at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
The Excellence in Graduate Education Awards
Graduate-Professional Student Government Service
Awarded to students who have authored legislation, and/or served as a Committee Chair and/of served as a caucus Chair, and/or engaged in campus outreach above and beyond their normal duties as a Graduate Student representative.
Awarded to students who have undertaken, led or advocated for a cause, project, or program designed to benefit graduates students, served on a university-wide committee, or logged more than fifty (50) community service house through the Volunteer Action Center as tracked by GivePulse; and,
Candidates being recognized for Academic Prowess shall have won a competitive grant, scholarship, or fellowship at the local, state, regional, national, or global level or have had academic work published either in print or electronically.
2017 Graduate Student Congress Award Winners:
ADMINISTRATIVE ALLY OF THE YEAR: Dr. Katherine Sloan, History Department
OUTREACH AWARD: Rep. Ashley Whiting
ALEX MARINO SERVICE AWARD: Rep. Garrett Jeter
FACULTY ALLY OF THE YEAR: Dr. Jim Giantino, History Department
STAFF ALLY OF THE YEAR: Tess Gibson, Mullins Interlibrary Loan
RESEARCH AWARD: Aaron Shew, graduate student, ENDY Program
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE YEAR: Rep. Jesse Sims
OUTSTANDING REPRESENTATIVE OF THE YEAR: Rep. Samantha Baker
Feel Free To Contact Our 2017-18 Officers and Committee Chairs:
Arley Ward, Speaker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Josh Burbridge, Vice-Speaker, email@example.com
Garrett Jeter, Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley Whiting, Treasurer, email@example.com
Anthony Marcon, International Concerns Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
James DiLoreto, Director of Legislative Outreach, email@example.com
Joshua Aguilar, External Relations and Marketing, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Oramous, Graduate Student Life Chair, email@example.com
Kristen Callahan, Facilities Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leah Morse, Policies and Procedures Chair, email@example.com
The goals of GSC are:The Graduate Student Congress meets monthly. All graduate students are welcome to come and enjoy a free meal. Every GSC meeting includes time allotted for public comments.
- Serve as a representative body that is accountable to the diverse graduate student body.
- Allow for graduate students to have more oversight in university-wide decisions that affect graduate student representation, education, accountability, and livelihood.
- Provide an institutional voice that advocates for the interests of graduate students in the integral roles that graduate students contribute to UA as students, researchers, teachers, staff, mentors, assistants, and volunteers.
- Aid the professional and career development of graduate students that furthers the reputation of the degree and UA.
- Facilitate communication among graduate students from different departments, programs, and colleges.
- Foster graduate student involvement in the local community, state, nation, and internationally through philanthropic endeavors.
- Enhance the ability of UA to recruit and retain competitive graduate students.
Please see our issues page to see what the GSC is working on, and how you can get involved.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email GSC Speaker Arley Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (479) 575-5205.
We are a member institution of the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS).
GSC’s Role Within the ASG:
The Graduate Student Congress composes half of the legislative branch of the Associated Student Government at the University of Arkansas and represents the voice of all graduate students. It has 50 representatives elected in the spring, apportioned by population of students enrolled in each academic college, with at-large vacancy elections in the fall and spring.
Representatives serve on various committees focused on issues as diverse as our campus. In addition, the Congress has a budget to appropriate for individual projects. Each representative has the power to propose bills and resolutions related to any area of campus life.
Arley Ward currently serves as the Speaker of the Graduate Student Congress. Arley Ward is a PhD student in history from Tahlequah, Oklahoma specializing in the history of race, gender, and labor on the World War II home front. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in History and Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Master’s Degree in History from the University of Tulsa. Additionally, he currently serves on the Academic Integrity Board. If you would like to contact Arley, you can email him at email@example.com.